my radio station and said:
|I am very glad to put some words on
|I was visiting Turkey in 1999. I came
by ferry-boat from Venice/Italy. I had lot of equipment with me as I wanted to activate
Turkey on 2m moon-bounce and meteorscatter. Many people on VHF collecting grid squares so
I decided to go to KM37 (near Kusadasi).
So I had to go to Izmir by ferry-boat where I met Berkin (TA3J) at the customs. Of course,
with my car full of equipment I was not allowed passing through the customs immediately.
No, even I had to let my car at customs overnight and almost went back to Italy the next
day when t-he chief customer Mr. Ahmet Kok refused to let me in the country with all my
RIG . However, just 15min before my planned return to Italy the customs in Izmir got the
OK from Ankara to let me pass!
|I can tell you the permission to pass
was only possible by the help of Berkin He offered also his home to let me
stay overnight for a night.
|With his help I also got a nice
place to stay in Kusadasi in a nice hotel and good take-off towards central Europe. Also,
Berkin was helping building up the EME station... I still remember ...it was a hot day 30c
and we did drink a lot...
|However, it was worth to do . Many
people were happy to work TA on 2m EME and meteorscatter for the first time. Also Berkin (TA3J) made the first EME QSOs. I think this was first EME QSO from
native Turkish HAMs (?).
|I was sorry to leave Turkey just after
10 days (I had to go to Vaticano for EME/MS on my way back!). So I was not able to see too
much from the country and its nice and cordial people.
|Anyway, I visited Pamukkale and
|But most impressive for me was the
hospitality of the Turkish people and especially my friend Berkin and his son
Taylan! Many TNX! I do hope to return one day!
|Vy 73 de Wolfgang SCHLAFFER,
& N0WLV (May 2001)
May of 2001, we were visiting in Izmir and our
Amateur Radio friend Berkin, TA3J visited us at our hotel. That
evening he took us for a tour of Izmir and Karsiyaka to see all the sights. Berkin
handed us his hand-held 2 meter radio, and we talked through the repeater to many of the
hams in the area. Then a few days later, he drove us to their contest station
which is 1.000 meters above the city of Manisa. We operated the contest station as
TA3/KDØYZ and made many contacts on SSB and CW. From that high altitude,
propagation is excellent on all bands. The contest station is set up to work all
bands with very nice antennas and equipment. That evening
he took us to
a beautiful restaurant in Izmir which we would not have found without his
help. Thank you dear friend for a wonderful time. We hope to come back and
visit again soon. You are always welcome to visit us and operate our
Larry KDØYZ and Sonja NØWLV
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your great hospitality and a wonderful time
we've had together this 2001 summer during our vacation at Kusadasi.
Wally LZ2CJ , Marlena and the
QRPs (Iglika & Slavena)
LZ2FV & LZ2HM (March 2000 & September 2000)
We would like to thank you for the wonderful time we have had with you and Yasar TA3D
during our ham activities in Turkey in CQWW WPX SSB Contest 2000 and WAEDC Contest 2000.
Thanks a lot for great hospitality and true ham spirit. We are sure the newborn YM3LZ team
will continue to do well in future contests when time and other circumstances on
both sides permit.
73's de Wally LZ2CJ,Ceco LZ2FV and Andy LZ2HM ( LZ part of YM3LZ team )
& LX-SWL-91254 (September 2000)
I will thank both of you, for your kindness for the licence and the help how I
receive each year from your side for my stay in Turkey.
I hope that I can also receive again with Nilay, next year the special callsign YM3CC.
I shall call you the next
In love from
Myriam and Mill LX1CC
|Hi Berkin, Taylan,
Dear friends Manisa is a shelter where my mind goes to find a nest when the
pressure of this life smelts me. Up there in mount Manisa my mind
meets a family hot , kind and openhearted people Berkin, Taylan.
We remember you every day, we trust you as we know you for many-many
years, we are very glad we met you .
Thank you all.
Panos SV1DOQ, Chara,